By John Sandford
Lucas Davenport, "one of the easiest hard-case police officers at the crime scene this present day" (Houston Post) returns in John Sandford's #1 New York Times bestselling Prey series...
Lieutenant Davenport’s sanity used to be approximately shattered through homicide investigations. Now he faces anything worse…Two killers. One hideously scarred. the opposite strikingly good-looking, a grasp manipulator eager about all features of dying. The darkish replicate of Davenport’s soul…This is the case that might carry Davenport again to existence. Or push him over the edge.
With a brand new creation by means of John Sandford
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Later within the night, Del known as. “Sorry concerning the different day . . . ” “ ’S okay,” Lucas acknowledged. “What’s taking place? ” “I’ve been out with Cheryl two times and she’s beginning to talk,” he stated. “I continue telling her I don’t are looking to pay attention it, and he or she retains speaking. ” “Told you,” Lucas acknowledged. “Asshole,” stated Del. “I truly just like her . . . . besides, she thinks Bekker could be on a few type of drug. velocity or coke or whatever. She acknowledged he’d occasionally act nuts, he’d be fuckin’ her and he’d cross a bit loopy, begin raving, spitting . . . . ” “Sex freak? ” “Well, now not precisely. The intercourse, i assume, used to be lovely traditional, it’s simply that he’d form of lose keep watch over. He’d come after her with this quite ferocious rush, after which afterwards, it used to be kind of like she was once a bit of furnishings. Didn’t are looking to listen her speak, didn’t are looking to cuddle up. often he’d carry whatever to learn, until eventually he obtained it up back, after which he’d begin freaking out everywhere. ” “Hmph. That’s no longer precisely the worst factor I’ve ever heard . . . . ” “Well, I’m gonna see her back the next day. ” “Is there any method we will permit Bekker comprehend you’re seeing her? ” Del sounded shocked. “What for? ” “Maybe push him a bit? We acquired the surveillance working, so there shouldn’t be any challenge for her. ” “Well . . . yeah, i suppose shall we paintings whatever out. perhaps i'll get her to name him, allow it slip one way or the other . . . . ” “Try,” Lucas stated. bankruptcy 19 the telephone rang at 3 within the morning. Cassie lay on her again, slightly seen within the mild from a streetlamp filtering throughout the blinds, the sheet pulled up round her throat, clutched there with fists, as if she have been dreaming unhappy goals. Lucas tiptoed into the kitchen and picked it up. The dispatcher, with an overlay of non-public obstacle: “Lucas, this can be Kathy, at Dispatch. Sorry to wake you up, yet there’s a man at the cellphone, says he’s a physician, says it’s approximately your daughter . . . . ” His center stopped. “Jesus. Patch him via. ” “I’ll push the button . . . . ” there has been a second of digital emptiness, then the sound of someone respiring, ready. “This is Davenport,” Lucas snapped. there has been no rapid reaction, however the feeling of a presence, a heritage sound that will were a far off street. “Hello, God rattling it, this can be Davenport. ” A man’s voice got here again, low, gravelly, atonal, artificially clipped, the phrases flippantly spaced, as if a robotic have been interpreting from a script: “There is not anything improper along with your daughter. are you aware who this is often? ” Lucas had listened to the tapes. Loverboy. “I . . . convinced, i believe so. ” “Give me your cell quantity. ” The voice used to be from megastar Wars, from Darth Vader. No contractions. No sloppy buildings. Scripted and pared to the bone. “Do now not make a decision. i'm going to name you again inside of 5 seconds. in case your line is busy, i'll be long past. i've got a pencil. ” Lucas gave him the telephone quantity. “You’re gonna name . . . ” “Five seconds. ” there has been a click on and Lucas acknowledged, “Kathy, Kathy? Are you continue to at the line? God rattling it. ” The dispatcher used to be long past, and Lucas hung up. A moment or later, the telephone rang as soon as.